Southeastern choirs to present choral performance Nov. 30
Monday, November 27, 2017
by: Tonya Lowentritt
HAMMOND – The Southeastern Louisiana University Concert Choir and Women’s Chorale
will present “Carols for the Holidays,” an evening of candlelit holiday carols in
preparation of the holiday season, on Nov. 30.
Sponsored by the Department of Music and Performing Arts, the free performance is scheduled for 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, located at 401 W. Morris in Hammond. Director of Choral Activities Alissa Mercurio Rowe will conduct the choirs.
“The concert includes a lovely holiday program with many festive carols that the audience will know. We are featuring a number of solos and asking the audience to sing along,” said Rowe. “It should get everyone in the holiday spirit.”
The concert begins with “Ding Dong Merrily on High” arranged by Barbara B. Kinyon and also includes “Masters in This Hall,” arranged by James McKelvy; “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” by Thomas Helmore; “O Holy Night,” by Adolphe Adam and arranged by James Nathaniel Holland; “Angels from the Realms of Glory,” arranged by Dan Forrest; “In the Black Midwinter,” by Gustav Holst; “Silent Night,” arranged by John Rutter; “O Come All Ye Faithful,” arranged by Dan Forrest; “Wexford Carol,” arranged by Dorothea Baker; “I Wonder As I Wander,” by J. Aaron McDermid; and “Some Children See Him,” by Alfred Burt.
Audience members are invited to sing along to “Hark the Herald Angels Sing;” “Go Tell It on the Mountain;” “Away in a Manger;” and Joy to the World.”
For their finish, the combined choirs will perform “Many Moods of Christmas Suite 4;” arranged by Robert Shaw and “Betelehemu” by Jonathan Crutchfield.
For more information on the concert, contact the Department of Music and Performing Arts at 985-549-2184.